4.6 out of 5 (18 experiences)
Also known as
Lipstick Plant and curly lipstick plant
How to care for Lipstick Vine
Lipstick Vine needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Lipstick Vine may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Lipstick Vine after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
This plant is fun. It is rather easy to grow semi-easy to propagate. It grows the cutest red lipstick looking flowers when it is happy. It too is situated in my east window with my covered porch so it does get limited direct sunlight. It does like water but it does not like to be drenched.
*I have one small plant in my east-facing bathroom and a much larger plant in my west-facing plant room. I water them when the soil is dry to the touch.*
Well, it isn't a fast grower and it isn't large and lush and I've heard these eventually bloom, but it's perfect for my bright bathroom and my plant room upstairs.
For a LONG TIME, it just kinda sat there, but now, both plants are putting off new growth that's reaching for the sky ... or maybe it's just reaching for the lightbulb right above it. Regardless, the little plant is looking good now and the larger plant is spilling over the sides of the basket.
I really like this plant and if I could, I'd give it 4.5 stars, but I'll have to settle on four stars just because it's not as prolific as a philodendron or pothos, or as majestic as a Monstera, or as cool as a Cast Iron plant.